Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Week 2 of The Moon SAL

I didn't get much stitching done last week again. It seems to becoming a regular thing. :( I did manage to work some on The Moon SAL. Although I did discover a BIG mistake in it over the weekend. I ended up having to rip out about 100 stitches and restitching them. It is winter aren't the frog supposed to be hibernating or something?! I managed to put in 1,532 stitches this week for a grand total of 3,466 stitches so far. Sounds like a lot, huh? Looks are quite deceiving!

Today I am giving myself a break and I am going to work on Home of a Needleworker. :) That is is if the terror on 2 feet (aka Megan!) will let me sit still for more than 5 seconds!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Little Stitching

I didn't get anywhere close to the amount of stitching I had planned on doing this weekend. :( I had grand dreams of getting much needed progress on QS Fairy Tales but those dreams were dashed by a mean, ugly, green frog! *Sigh* C'est la vie. However, I did manage to get a few more stitches in Home of a Needleworker from LHN. I like this design because it is a simple one to stitch and after the attack of the frogs I needed an easy pattern to stitch! :)

Today was a glorious day! The kids went back to school.....and so far no threat of bad weather to keep them home! :D Also today, we received letters from Devin. :) He graduates from boot camp in a little less than a month (26 days from the date he sent the letter...LOL) and then he goes to Oklahoma for more training.

I have recently started using a new way to search with Swagbucks. So far, it doesn't seem like a bad thing. I do my normal searches and I earn Swagbucks to spend on prizes. I haven't redeemed any Swagbucks for prizes yet but I plan to in the near future. :) It's free so why not give it a try....plus I will get Swagbucks for any referrals. :)

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Week

So this is how my week was.....Mac went back to school Monday and the girls went back on Tuesday. What happens? We get a snowstorm with unbelievably cold winds Tuesday night that school was cold off for the rest of the week! I don't know who it frustrated more....me or the kids! The girls were bored of vacation so they were ready to be back with their friends. Mac on the other hand was absolutely thrilled because he doesn't have homework. Mix that combination together and you got a couple of irritable and cranky teenagers that were ready to put their little brother up for adoption because he is annoying them. Meanwhile there is a tired 15 month running around because everyone is here and if she falls asleep, even for 5 minutes, she just might miss something important.

As for stitching, it hasn't been to nice to me. I tried 3 different times to stitch on QS Fairy Tales and 3 times yesterday and I ended up frogging. 3 strikes and you are out......I could take a hint and put her away for another time to stitch! I didn't get to stitch today because the girls had me busy running them to and from the mall. :(

I hope everyone has a great week! I know mine will be better than last week as long as the kids go back to school! lol

Thursday, January 07, 2010


One thousand, nine hundred, and thirty four is the exact amount of stitches I stitched this week on The Moon SAL. It may sound like a lot but that is only about 20 percent of page 1 of the SAL! What did I get myself into?!

This weekend I will be working on QS Fairy Tales for a monthly SAL. I'm looking forward to working on her since it has been ages since I stitched on her. :) I have had plenty of stitching time this weekend due to the extremely the snow and cold weather this week. Which means the kids only had one day of school this week They are enjoying it now but just wait and see their attitudes about that when school will get out in June instead of May!

Have a great night!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Townsend Family

A family picture of the whole family together. :)

Go Ahead.....Call Me Crazy

I must be crazy. In fact I know I am crazy! I am participating in a SAL on Facebook and the design size is 447 wide by 728 tall!! If that isn't crazy enough it is being stitched over one! The only part of this project that isn't crazy is I am stitching it on 22 count Aida cloth. My kids bought me Aida cloth for Christmas so I figured I would put it to use. Oh, and it is a mystery SAL, too, so I have no idea what it is other than what the title of the project is.....The Moon SAL from Xstitch Cross Stitch Patterns. Go ahead and tell me I am one crazy lady! LOL

I did manage to have one last finish before 2010. :) I finished Mike's stocking. Mine All Mine is done! Whoo-hoo!! No more stockings for me until next Christmas. :)

Looking back over my 2009 finishes I was surprised at how much I got done with a baby around the house. I had 19 finishes that I finished and 6 finishes that I haven't finished for a grand total of 25 stitching finishes. Not too bad. :)

Happy New Year to everyone!!